2015 Intel ISEF Winners

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) was held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from May 10-15, 2015. Intel ISEFis the most prominent iternational pre-college science competition in the world. Each year, approximately 1,700 students form over 75 countrieds, regions, and terririories have the priviledge to present their reseatch and compete for the $4 million in prizes. To qualify for the Intel ISEF, students must first advance to their regional and state science fairs, where the best projects are chosen to compete in the Intel ISEF. 


Of the four students, Charles Noyes, Jennifer McCleary, Nilay Mehta, and Hope Lee, from the Orange County Science and Engineering Fair were chosen to compete at the 2015 Intel ISEF, three earned awards in their respective categories:


Charles Noyes

Advisor: Judy Fusco, Villa Park High School
Fast Anti-Malware Through Distributed Blockchain Consensus and Feedfoward Scanning Using Cache-Resident Bloom-Bloomier Filters



Intel ISEF Best of Category Award of $5,000

First Award of $3,000


London International Youth Science Forum - The Philip V. Streich Memorial Award

The London International Youth Science Forum is a two-week program held annually for 300 young scientists from more than 50 countries. LIYSF offers a unique opportunity to participate in an international event attracting science students from around the world. Philip V. Streich was an alumnus of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in 2007, earning an Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award, and in 2008. He also earned third place at the Intel Science Talent Search 2009, both programs of the Society for Science & the Public.



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$1,500 Open Source Award

Jennifer McCleary

Advisor: Michael Tran, Arnold O. Beckman High School
Correlating the Bandgaps of Earth-Abundant Metal Oxides to Photocurrent Generation for Water Splitting Applications



Fourth Award of $500

Nilay Mehta

Advisor: Joan Elliott, Irvine High School
Using Electromyographic Technology and Voice Control to create a Cost-Effective Prosthetic Arm


Third Award of $1,000

International Council on Systems Engineering - INCOSE

The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) is a not-for-profit membership organization founded to develop and disseminate the interdisciplinary principles and practices that enable the realization of successful systems. INCOSE will award the best interdisciplinary project that can produce technologically appropriate solutions that meet societal needs.

Certificate of Honorable Mention